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Title: Development of a chemiluminescence immunoassay for detection of tenuazonic acid mycotoxin in fruit juices with a specific camel polyclonal antibody.

Authors: Wang, Feng; Wan, De-Bin; Shen, Yu-Dong; Tian, Yuan-Xin; Xiao, Zhi-Li; Xu, Zhen-Lin; Yang, Jin-Yi; Sun, Yuan-Ming; Hammock, Bruce D; Wang, Hong

Published In Anal Methods, (2021 04 22)

Abstract: The natural mycotoxin tenuazonic acid (TeA) in foods is identified as the most toxic mycotoxin among the over 70 kinds of secondary toxic metabolites produced by Alternaria alternata. Some hapten-antibody-mediated immunoassays have been developed for TeA detection in food samples, but these methods show unsatisfactory sensitivity and specificity. In this study, a rationally designed hapten for TeA mycotoxin generated with computer-assisted modeling was prepared to produce a highly specific camel polyclonal antibody, and an indirect competitive chemiluminescence enzyme immunoassay (icCLEIA) was established with a limit of detection of 0.2 ng mL-1 under optimized conditions. The cross-reactivity results showed that several analogs and some common mycotoxins had negligible recognition by the anti-TeA polyclonal antibody. The average recoveries spiked in fruit juices were determined to be 92.7% with an acceptable coefficient of variation, and good correlations between icCLEIA and liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) results were obtained in spiked samples. This developed icCLEIA for TeA detection with significantly improved sensitivity and satisfactory specificity is a promising alternative for environmental monitoring and food safety.

PubMed ID: 33885655 Exiting the NIEHS site

MeSH Terms: Alternaria; Animals; Camelus; Chromatography, Liquid; Fruit and Vegetable Juices; Immunoassay; Luminescence; Mycotoxins*/analysis; Tandem Mass Spectrometry; Tenuazonic Acid*/analysis

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